Posted by John Fasoldt on 8:01:42 5/23/2016 from 22.214.171.124:
In reply to: resending on new thread posted by Marcia on 12:57:46 5/16/2016 from 126.96.36.199:
Sorry for the delay, Marcia... Took my grandson (9) on a quickie camping trip. He didn't like it! hahaha. Typical 'entitled' boy of his age and social stature. What is this world coming to? (BTW, he hates bugs!)
The moisture, if it dries out, MAY end the problem, but sometimes a small, residual population remains. And actually, this small population might never bother you again. But that's hard to say.
I did find, years ago, in my own house,a small CA nest of maybe several hundred ants living between two 2x4 sill plates, getting their moisture from a close-by hose bib. I shut down the hose connection but never treated the ants with anything. I happened to notice it again a summer or two later, STILL with a small number of ants, maybe no more than 20 or so. At that time I did dust the area for the ants, and I never saw them return. We are out of that house now, but had several more years to inspect.
So it IS possible for them remain, even in a reduced capacity - which you may never see and never again have a problem with. But those are a lot of "ifs," and even though they remain, I would want to do SOME kind of treatment, depending on circumstances... (Kind of a long answer for "yes," huh?)
And I don't think that "waiting a bit" would be wrong. It is NOT an emergency!
And don't worry about "bugging" me, it's what I'm here for!
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